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or ban·de·rol  (băn′də-rōl′) also ban·ne·rol (băn′ə-rōl′)
1. A narrow forked flag or streamer attached to a staff or lance or flown from a ship's masthead.
2. A representation of a ribbon or scroll bearing an inscription.

[French, from Italian banderuola, diminutive of bandiera, banner, from Vulgar Latin *bandāria; see banner.]
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(ˈbændəˌrəʊl) or




1. (Nautical Terms) a long narrow flag, usually with forked ends, esp one attached to the masthead of a ship; pennant
2. a square flag draped over a tomb or carried at a funeral
3. (Architecture) a ribbon-like scroll or sculptured band bearing an inscription, found esp in Renaissance architecture
4. (Heraldry) a streamer on a knight's lance
[C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandiera banner]
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or ban•de•rol

(ˈbæn dəˌroʊl)

1. a small flag or streamer.
2. a narrow scroll usu. bearing an inscription.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Italian banderuola=bandier(a) banner + -uola, variant of -ola -ole1]
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Applications include, for example, single- or multiwall bags and sacks, grocery bags, pouches banderols and envelopes.
2003 sakes were heading for a 300% rise, boosted by the supply of hot-stamping-foil holograms for use on the country's tax banderols. 90% of SEH's sales are labels and HSF for government use.
It goes the same for the occupation of a square: food, sleeping arrangements, protection, banderols, prayers, defence fight, all so that the place where everything is happening, the place that has become a symbol, may stay with its people at all costs.
The final part of the book, on reading and religion, returns to Foxe with Alexandra Walsham's fascinating examination of the martyrology's woodcuts, which by including banderols containing the martyrs' last words, or by leaving them blank, invited both the literate and illiterate to participate in the event's tragedy.
King's own chapter, a study of banderols and captions in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, their contents, typefaces and means of transmission, is similarly excellent in its avoidance of reductive explanations.
The basic functions that the Customs Administration is going to take over include issuance of excise licenses, issuance of excise approvals for non-excise use of excise goods (alcohol for pharmacies and hospitals, medicines, cosmetic products, etc), issuance of banderols, etc.
The recent work is hybrid: in addition to the Rococo-inspired forms, the banderols, cartouches and foliage, there are also contemporary photos and computer-drawn patterns.
Philippe Amon, executive co-chairman of SICPA, said "a new generation of banderols has been designed to comply with the security guidelines from the Board of Revenue.